Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) went on MSNBC on Friday to claim that the Republican Party would abandon our current system of government to put former President Donald Trump back in power.
“Make no mistake, this was a domestic terror attack whose purpose was to overturn the results of a legitimate election,” she said. “You have an attack that was incited by the then president of the United States, the executive branch on the citadel of our democracy, the United States Capitol, the legislative branch to prevent the end of his own presidential term and overturn an election. If that doesn’t cry out for an independent investigation, I don’t know what does. How will we prevent another attack if we don’t get to the bottom of how this one occurred and do everything we can to put in place measures to make sure it can’t happen again?”
A video was then played in which Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said, “We have a Second Amendment in this country, and I think we have an obligation to use it. The Second Amendment is not about, it’s not about hunting, it’s not about recreation, it’s not about sports. The Second Amendment is about maintaining within the citizenry the ability to maintain an armed rebellion against the government if that becomes necessary. I hope it never does.”
This did not sit well with the Democratic representative.
“You can see in technicolor what the Republican Party has become in the cheer in response to what my colleague in Florida said in front of that crowd last night. We’ve already seen in the attack on the Capitol exactly what he described play-out,” Wasserman Schultz said. “That is why an independent investigation is critical. Clearly the majority of the Republican Party, Republicans in the Senate are opposed to that because they are not interested in getting to the bottom of this. They embrace exactly what Matt Gaetz said last night which is that people should take matters into their own hands when they don’t support our system of government anymore. They’re willing to abandon our system of government and use all measures necessary to install or keep in place the person they want in power, Donald Trump.”
“The Republican Party clearly, is now made up of people who subscribe to the views of Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene and they worship at the alter of Donald Trump,” she added. “They have abandon any commitment to our small ‘r’ republic principles of government so that we can make sure we are the beacon of democracy and hope for the world.”